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Alexandria Yother07.08C “The Awakening”Critique“Chopin principally renders Mademoiselle Reisz a caustionary figure, a self-serving and self-deceived artist who misuses her talent.” (Church) This quote is from “An Abuse of Art in Chopin’s ‘The Awakening,’” which is an article by Joseph Church talks about the relationship between Mademoiselle Reisz and Edna. He questions Reisz’s motive and what kind of person she is. Church writes about why Chopin wrote about chose character. My opinion could be persuaded either way, but in the end, I would have to agree with Joseph Church. In “An Abuse of Art in Chopin’s ‘The Awakening,’” Church debates that Mademoiselle Reisz signifies a “self-serving and self-deceived artist,” and “a cautionary tale.” (Church) He says she is a person who intends to lead the reliant and frail Edna down the alike route she has traveled. I think Reisz sees some of herself in Edna, and she tries to push Edna to be like her.